The votes are in! Players, volunteers and fans alike have voted for their player of the year, the clubman award and the newly created 'head in hands' award. There are likely to be tears of jubilation and of embarressment as players get recognised for their contributions this season whether it good or bad. There are many awards up for grabs this year, both the first team and reserves have their respective awards for most improved, players player, golden boot, managers player and young player. There's also the club man award, the website rating award and the fantasy football star player to add to the long list of potential trophies.
The presentation evening will be Friday 15th June at The Pelican Inn, Chew Magna. Anyone wanting to take the evening further will be jetting off on the club coach into Bristol. Players are asked to arrive at 7pm (5 minutes early is on time) for the presentation evening. Fans, parents, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends are encouraged to arrive at 9pm for post presentation drinks and the coach into Bristol.
In other news the reserve team are heading towards the end of their season. They have two games remaining with one of them this Wednesday 18th April at home, 630pm KO. The reserves are hoping to finish strong in what has been an impressive first season, the players have gelled well and are starting to play some useful football which has imposed well on the first team. New players such as Jake Hartrey and Dan Wiltshire have come through the ranks and taken their chances with the first team. Club regulars like Tom Savage and Jack Honeyfield have both improved now that they are getting more regular football and are looking strong when they make appearances for the 1s. The reserves have a good nucleus of players and are certain of keeping the side into next season where they hope to improve on this seasons displays, the lads get on well and have even developed their own nick name for next season. The 'crusaders' are likely to move across to the Mid-Somerset League next season which will mean less travelling as well as being able to play the same clubs that the first team take on week in week out.
The first team face a tough challenge to fit all their games in this year, they have 8 games remaining with the next game being tomorrow, Tuesday 16th April, away to Meadow Rangers which is important to both sides in their race for a promotion spot. Magna won this fixture last year but Meadow have already beaten Chew twice this season so it's anyones guess as to which way it will go. One point which will make a difference is that Chew recently put an end to a five year curse, beating Chilcompton, who's to say they can't beat any team on their day now. In that very game Magna added one more game to their season by going through to the Charity Cup Semi Finals. Not only are Chew going for the league title and promotion but they also have the chance to add a cup to a very empty trophy cabinet in this successfull 2012 season.
The clubs AGM is yet to be put in the diary, we will keep you informed on that but one event which has been permenetly marked in lots of peoples diaries is the club tour. Last years trip to Spain was a success so the club have again arranged a tour, this time to Newquay. Chew will take on Newquay while they're down there in what has been dubbed 'The Chewquay Cup'. Many of the players will hope they don't put out their first team as the gap between the two clubs is larger than Neil Ogbornes shot to goal ratio. Chew travel to the coast on 6th July for the weekend.
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